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Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Ocean County Officials Warn Of Lethal Batch Of Heroin

Despite heroin being available in highly concentrated forms, the spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Al Della Fave, said dealers are always looking to super-charge their product.

06/29/2014

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Heroin Suspected In Trio Of SUNY Oswego Overdoses

Officials at an upstate New York college say one student is dead and two others are hospitalized after suspected heroin overdoses.

05/10/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Family Of Narcotics Overdose Victim Testifies At Queens Doctor’s Manslaughter Trial

Prosecutors called family members to prove that Dr. Li knew he was selling addictive painkillers to addicts. In opening statements last week, a narcotics prosecutor portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree.

04/10/2014

Suffolk County DA Tom Spota speaks before a table of heroin glassines seized. Nine people were indicted in the drug ring. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

9 Busted In Premium Heroin Dealing Ring In Riverhead, LI

The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.

02/19/2014

Robert Vineberg is arraigned on drug charges on Wednesday, Feb. 5. (Credit: Pool)

Suspected Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Dealer Seeks Treatment For Addiction

Robert Vineberg, 57, has been charged with felony possession of heroin with intent to sell. His attorney said Vineberg was a ten bag a day heroin addict, a friend of the Oscar-winning actor and not his drug dealer.

02/18/2014

Robert Vineberg is arraigned on drug charges on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Police are investigating whether Vineberg and two other suspects may have supplied late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with drugs. (Credit: Pool)

Attorney: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Alleged Heroin Dealer Kept Stash Only For Himself

Robert Vineberg is charged with possessing heroin with the intent to sell. The 57-year-old was arrested as police followed leads after Hoffman’s Feb. 2 death in an apparent heroin overdose.

02/14/2014

FILE - Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Questions 4 On Possible Drug Sales To Philip Seymour Hoffman

The NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

02/04/2014

Governor Chris Christie signs the bipartisan Overdose Protection Act into law at Turning Point in Paterson, N.J. on Thursday, May 2, 2013.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie Signs Overdose Protection Act With Rocker Jon Bon Jovi At His Side

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a measure that protects drug users or witnesses who call 911 to report an overdose.

05/02/2013

A Suffolk County police officer demonstrates the administration of Narcan (credit: Josh Hagermann)

Narcan Nasal Spray Saves Dozens From Overdoses In Suffolk County

51 lives have been saved in the past six months in Suffolk County because police officers who have also been trained as EMTs have used the nasal spray Narcan to revive men and women who overdosed on drugs.

02/27/2013

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Suffolk Cop Uses Nasal Spray To Save L.I. Man Who Overdosed On Heroin

The Suffolk County Police Department recently joined the New York State Department of Health’s pilot program involving the deployment of the intranasal anti-narcotic medication Narcan.

08/01/2012

The scene of an apparent murder-suicide. (Credit:Google Streetview)

Police: 2 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

A man and a woman were found dead inside of a Manhattan apartment, possibly the result of a murder-suicide.

01/15/2012

Greg Giraldo/AP

Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead At 44

Entertainment and gossip Web Site TMZ.com is reporting that comedian Greg Giraldo has died of an accidental overdose. He was 44.

09/29/2010

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Murder Mystery Rocks Long Island Community

Mystery and murder on Long Island have sent a community reeling Sunday. A local man is in custody after apparently killing his wife, burning down their house, and then taking her body on a road trip to a local beach.

08/29/2010